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>>> taxes, education, reproductive rights when you're mitt romney what's wrong with a little change of heart? it's wednesday, october 10th, and this is "now." >>> joining me today, msnbc political analyst and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson, the golden throat. the host of msnbc's the cycle steve kornacki, msnbc contributor and queen bee of thegrio.com joy reid and new york times magazine editor mr. sunday morning himself, hugo lingren. there are 27 days to the election, meaning we still have time for 27 new and exciting policy shifts from governor mitt romney. and who better than the country's explainer in chief to outline the paradox of the mittens. >> i had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought -- i thought wow. here's old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i missed you all these last two years. >> call it the merry go mitt. governor romney has completed a full 360-degree rotation, changing his views so many times on -- so many times on some of his core beliefs that he's right back to where he started decades ago.
. deductions for health care costs, educational write off. that's where the biggest pot of money is. since the romney team won't say that's where they're going -- when you talk about historic tax reduction, you can't compare the deep reductions from the kennedy era when we had 96% marginal tax rates and dropping those significantly and in the reagan era where you had a significant steep cut in the marginal tax rate, then you compare that with the clinton era where we increased marginal tax rates and had the longest sustained period of accelerated economic growth in our recent history. you can't compare. >> as interesting as all this is. this went over the head of 60% of the public out there. they would need an economics class to understand what's going on. this go goes to the core point. if you don't understand basic economics, this doesn't make any sense to you. you won't learn this from a debate. that's where the challenge is from. >> my favorite thing on taking things that i don't understand and making them clear. on the blog fact check he talks about this $5 trillion question and the f
diverse campus provides a better education. that was the court's holding. after the argument today it seems clear the court is not going to go and overrule that precedent but the problem many of the justices had is how do you know when you have enough diversity. the university of texas has an unusual system. it automatically admits anybody who graduates in the top 10% academically of any high school in texas. that gets a fair amount of diversity on campus because many of those schools tend to be racially more uniform, predominantly black or hispanic and tend to get diversity. the problem for perhaps the majority of the justices how do you know when there's enough diversity. what the school says is, we don't want merely diversity in numbers. we want african-american students who are interested in fencing and speaking greek and studying architecture and hispanic students who are great fencers or ballet dancers. we want diversity in other words within the mere racial numbers. and i think for a majority of the court the question is how do you know when you're there, how do you know whe
broadcasting funds support shows including sesame street that provide educational programming for children especially those that cannot afford to go to preschool. the total money going to pbs accounts for roughly .00013% of the federal budget. that's a very small amount. despite utterly nominal amount of money on the table the president has been trumpeting the big bird message since the debate. >> thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. >> governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> elmo has been seen in a white -- in a white suburban. he's driving for the boarder. >> here on the panel after a hellish commute mother jones washington bureau chief david corn author of the book "47%" uncovering the romney video that rocked the 2012 election. it ain't a over but that video did its share of rocking. >> before big bird hit the scene. >> exactly. david, let's talk about the big bird ad. a good thing for team obama to be using or a bad thing? >> you know, i've always been a fan in politics of what i call
and that problem, the one that just won't go away is mitt romney. >> tax, education, reproductive rights. >> you want to know my position on issues, ask me and i'll tell. >> you when you're mitt romney, what's wrong with a little change of heart. >> romney's flipped again. >> it's what he said about abortion. >> a woman's right to chose. >> a new romney promise. >> new policies, new statements, and new beliefs. >> no new abortion laws. >> here's what he told the des moines register yesterday. >> i didn't say that would become part of my agenda. >> here is moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i've missed you. >> basically calling him a liar. >> lied about what? he's been saying this all long. >> my presidency will will be a pro life presidency. >> do i believe supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? >> i will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose. >> what is going on with the romney message? >> a lot of people are confused. >> if you want to know my position on issues, ask me and i'll tell you. >> i'm going to ask you a question. >> ask me and i'll tell you. >> are you a wizard? >> the
, commerce and education -- what is the third one there. >> john: one brain freeze can end your campaign. >> commerce and let's see. >> rick perry was serious contender until this debate. >> looking bad. in in the first tv debate, richard nixon refused to put on makeup. >> more important than what you say is how you look on television. >> john: so they obsess over details. when ronald reagan debated walter mondale, beckel was campaign manager along with rollins. >> do you remember how high the podiums was going to be. >> we had teams negotiating. the color of the room. >> john: what difference would that make? >> in certain conditions, in certain colors work for certain candidates. >> because mondale was shorter than reagan. >> i remember we debated for seven and a half feet and nine feet for days. >> two-thirds of defense budget pays for pay and salary or pay and pension. >> he looked tired and ragged. the observation they spent too much time with 77-year-old guy trying to beat every factoid into his brain. >> they said reagan is too old for president. in the next debate he was ready fo
days to go, and we're focused on voter registration, getting our voters more educated, and then out to vote, and when you talk about all those polls, one poll up, one poll down, what i'm focused on is the polls opening, at least in pennsylvania and many other places across the country, on november 6th, because the only poll that matters is the poll on election day. polls open at 7:00 in philly, close at 8:00. that's what we're talking about. >> okay. let's take a look, president obama spoke to his hollywood backers last night at an l.a. fund-raiser. it sounded like he realized how bad things went. he wasn't as good as you were right now, mayor nutter, but let's take a look. >> everybody here is incredible professionals, such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. back in 2008 everybody always remembers the victory, but they don't always remember the bumps in the road. things always look good in retrospect, but in the middle of it we made all kinds of mistakes. we goofed up. i goofed up, but the american people carried us forwa
. the headline is that racial preferences and higher education definitely came under attack today. >> let's remind everyone, ten years ago, the u.s. supreme court upheld affirmative action, less than, 2003, what has changed since then? >> this case is factually similar to the university of michigan case nine years ago. what has changed is the court, justice sandra day o'connor wrote the majority opinion nine years ago upholding diversity as a compelling interest. o'connor is no longer on the court. today the person to watch is the justice anthony kennedy, not against the idea, but hasn't found the affirmative action program that is narrowly tailored enough for him to like it. >> what about the fact that justice elana kagan, she recused herself here, there could be a tie they could decide four justices one way, four another. what happens in that case? >> in that case, the previous precedent stands. so the university of michigan case from nine years ago would continue to be the law of the land if they ended up in a 4-4 tie. >> all right, joe johns, thank you very much. u.s. supreme court to
for speaking out for education for girls is showing improvement. she was able to move her legs after the sedative was reduced. >>> the captain of the ship that went aground in january is suing. he's charged with abandoning the ship. >>> finally, get ready for this one, the million-muppet march. two men are planning the demonstration to defend public funding for pbs, after mitt romney's comments about the muppets in the debate. in is scheduled three days before the election. that could change everything. >> that's game-changer. >>> time for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> let's start with aurora boreal borealis. nice pictures from doug kiesling. whoa, look at those. a clear morning in some spots and cooling down. international falls, 28. can you find the cold front? it's pretty evident. 64 in chicago. they have already had their high. indianapolis, almost 70 earlier in morning. the cold front is out there. some places storms will be severe. parts of the nation. but not in florida. just a little bit off-and-on thunderstorm action. miami, so wet. 88 for a high. they're four inche
. three weeks before election day. >>> a pakistani girl shot by the taliban for speaking out for education for girls is showing improvement. she was able to move her legs and hands after the sedative was reduced. >>> the captain of the ship that went aground in january is now suing, claiming wrongful termination. francesco schettino is charged with abandoning the ship. >>> finally, get ready for this one, the million-muppet march. two men are planning the demonstration to defend public funding for pbs, after mitt romney's comments about the muppets and big bird in the first presidential debate. it is scheduled for three days before the election. that could change everything. >> that's game-changer. >>> time for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> let's start with aurora borealis. if you have never seen the northern lights, you get to see them right now. nice pictures from doug kiesling. whoa, look at those. maybe you'll get some clear nights to watch. a clear morning in some spots and cooling down. international falls, 28. can you find the cold front? it's pretty evident. 64 in chicago.
life and through your education and politics, and you can change your mind, yes, i think that that is possible. but what i don't think is possible is for a president to make grandiose promises to carpet the world four years ago, knowing the miserable condition of where we were headed, and saying that he would fix this economy. in three years or less or he would be a one-term proposition, not even coming close to his promises. that is different. and i would say that this president's record is a record of making promises and breaking promes. and that is really his problem, why he can't stand in front of a debate moderator for 90 minutes and make his case in front of the american people. that is his problem, he didn't have a bad night, he had a bad game. he is not capable of bringing a good game if you don't have a good game to bring. >> okay, reince priebus joining us. >> he says he doesn't have a bad game, he has no game. >> well, it is not really surprising that my counterpart is being critical of president obama, whehe has his own candidate, who as you said has not -- th
-old who spoke out for her rights on education is now fighting for her life and is inspiring a nation. ♪ ♪ ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. energy is being produced to power our lives. while energy development comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing generations of cleaner-burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self-contained well systems. and, using state-of-the-art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. >>> getting an education is something many of us take for granted. a 14-year-old pakistani girl did not. and now she's lying in a hospital bed fighting for her life. gunmen shot her last week because she dared to go to school and because she dared to speak out against the feared taliban militants. officials say the next 48 hours are critical for her. more
1908s. have not. let's get that message across and talk about investment and education. not focusing on pbs so much but early childhood education. things we need on do now to really get growth going. strong message there. >> let me bring in congressman john yarmoth, democrat from kentucky. good to see you this morning. >> good morning. >> four years ago president obama said if you don't have a record to run on, you make a big election about small things. is that what he is doing with big bird? >> you know, i think one of the most important points about big bird, it relates to the wall street comment. if you really are going to make a dent in deficit reduction you don't pick on things like big bird. you pick on big things like tax cuts for multimillionaires. and -- so -- no, i don't think it is an irrelevant point but i agree we ought to be talking about what the next four years will bring because it looks like romney administration would just be one big surprise party. we have no idea what that is going to be like. so -- but i think the president and the vice president really do need
social media activism supporting education for girls, something as simple as that. well, there's been condemnation of this attack and support for the teenager has been growing from washington to the united nations, around the world. reza sayya is joining us live from -- you have been all over this story talking to the doctors and the family medicine. how is she doing? what is the update? >> reporter: well, doctors say she's in critical condition. we've also spoken to the uncle within the past hour. he's saying that doctors are now hopeful, that she's out of danger, but the next 24 to 36 hours are going to be critical. this is the period after operation yesterday. of course, there's been an outpouring of emotion for this young girl. the last time we saw this kind of outpouring was probably 2007 when the former prime minister was assassinated, but now here we're talking about a 14-year-old girl. this is the kind of impact she's had on many here, and probably the impact has been strongest in pakistan's lass rooms. >> and you visited actually the school islamabad there today. tell us abou
... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. side by side so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> well, we have now officially gotten the big debate prep from brianna keilar for us, there in danville, kentucky. now we want to talk ryan and for that we go to jim acosta also in danville, kentucky. what are we, jim? looking at the clock. less than seven hours away from the big sparring. >> reporter: yeah. >> and you know, we know the romney campaign got a tremendous lift from the first debate, the presidential debate last week. what are the expectations for paul r
. the outcome could change how the country runs its education system. according to the next guests, a shake-up is exactly what they need. the new book argues in favor of the controversial mismatch theo theory, that affirmative action hurts beneficiaries because they're inadequately placed in schools where they cannot compete. in the guest spot is richard sanders professor at ucla and stewart taylor junior editor of harvard law review, co-authors of the new book out today "mismatch." welcome, gentlemen. >> thanks for having us. >> thank you. >> richard, let me start with you. you say affirmative action places mirnlt students with underperforming scores in schools they're not qualified for, thus making it hard to pass exit exams and so they leave not fully prepared. >> yeah, it's important to keep in mind that we're not saying that students aren't qualified to be in college. it's which college they go to. so the idea is that if you are admitted to a school where your credentials are lower, say 00 or 300 points lower than classmates. the teachers teach toward the middle of the class and you're
injured in a taliban shooting only because of her crusade for the right to an education. the suspects are young, between the ages of 17 and 22. they say the mastermind is still at large. the taliban says they had a target killing squad that carried out the attempt on malala yousafzai's life. religious authorities in laher issued condemn of the attack, islam is for encouraging women's education not stopping it. the teenager remains in a medically induced coma in a hospital. >>> it is the final voyage for the "endeavour." the 77 ton shuttle is rolling through los angeles streets to reach its resting place at the california science center but it is not without controversy. workers had to take down light poles and power lines and most importantly nearly 400 trees for this 12-mile journey through the l.a. streets causing angry protests from residents along the route. >>> "endeavour" goes on public display october 30th. >>> and the european union won this year's nobel peace prize. in the same week that spain's credit was downgraded to junk bond status and the 27 member block is struggling t
weeks before election day. >>> the pakistani girl shot by the taliban for speaking out about educating girls. she's now showing signs of improvement. malala yousafzai was able to move her hands and legs after her sedatives were reduced. >>> the captain of the ship that ran aground in january in italy is now suing claiming wrongful termination. francesco schettino still faces charges of manslaughter and abandoning the ship at a hearing this week. >>> finally, get ready for the -- check this one out -- million muppet march. two men are planning the demonstration to defend public funding for pbs, that's after mitt romney's comments about big bird at the first presidential debate. it should be something. it is scheduled three days before the election. million muppet march. check that out. that could change everything. >> that's a game changer. >>> time for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> good morning. let's go ahead and start with aurora borealis. if you've never seen the northern lights, you get to see them now, and some nice pictures from doug kiesling up in leaf lake, minnesota.
to get girls education. the local government is offering a $104,000 award for information leading to her attackers but she does remain in critical condition. mark phillips is in london with her story. good morning. >> reporter: the latest medical bulletin on malala yousufzai's condition is she's still critical, still unconscious, and still on a ventilator and doctors removed a bullet lodged near her spine and moving her to another hospital with better critical care facilities. >> chances are for several days. fairly good chances. >> reporter: it's been two days since the taliban in pakistan tried to kill malala yousufzai. and kill her dream of equal education rights for girls. she's clinging to life. and judging from the reaction of men and women so does her dream. she was a prime target for the taliban who don't think women should have any rights. it's this kind of talk they try to silence. >> they can't stop me. i'll get my education if it's at home, school or any place. save our schools, save our pakistan. >> reporter: local pakistani officials in the swat valley where malala yousufza
. >> it's three agencies of government when i get there that are gone. commerce, education, and the -- what's the third one there? let's see. >> one brain freeze can end your campaign. >> the -- umm. >> commerce? commerce. and let's see -- >> rick perry was a serious contender until this debate. >> oops. >> forgetting is bad, and looking bad is bad. in the very first tv debate, richard nixon refused to put on makeup. it hurt him. nixon later said -- >> more important than what you say is how you look on television. >> so campaigns obsess over details. when ronald reagan debated walter mondale, rollins and beckel were the opposing campaign managers. >> do you remember how high the podiums would be? >> days. >> we had days negotiating. >> the color of the room. >> what difference would it make to the candidate what color the room was? >> because in certain conditions, certain colors work for certain candidates. >> because mondale was shorter than reagan -- >> we wanted more distance between the two podiums. we debated between 7 1/2 feet and 9 feet for a day and a half. >> the
of families whether it's education or medical or whatever you want to say. i did work hard and i did build it. >> what does this say about his mentality, though? look at where we are in the ton tr country. >> that came out probably he wished he didn't say it. the truth came out. often times you will see that. >> that was one of the few times he was off prompt ter. oo ee may have been off tell pyrometer. people need to understand that's where he is all about and where he is coming from. >> we are going to spread the wealth around and you didn't build that. here's where you are economically. we have one in 6 americans in poverty. 5 million americans under employed. this staggers my mind. 49 million americans on food stamps right now in this country. the net worth of a person has gone down 40 percent in three years. the average home price gone down 35 percent. >> we owe $17 trillion a number you wouldn't think would be thinkable. china will take over as the economic power in 2019. if you said that 10 years ago or 6 years ago nobody would have believed it possible. there are a lot of things going
investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. side by side so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] >>> welcome back. i'm victor blackwell. we're about 27 minutes in to our tour around the world. up next, you cannot see much, so just listens. [ gunfire ] >> this is a firefight from overnight near an air force compound outside syria's capital. opposition groups say two huge car bombs exploded in that area. and we have video of intense fighting outside of damascus. tank just moving through the streets. activists say at least 31 people were killed across the country today, most victims found burned and their bodies have not been identified. >>> a man who says he saw the inner workings of the syrian are a geem has fled t
-old girl shot for defying taliban orders and going to school and being a champion of girls' education. we'll ask one champion of free speech why she thinks this issue is not getting the attention it deserves. the vice presidential debate is not until tomorrow but he's already being hit with the label "liar" by some top democrats. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types o
the right of girls to get an education. >> we've seen a lot of rallies, gatherings for malala yousufzai this week. but i don't think there's any question, this one in karachi on sunday, one of the biggest yet. it's always hard to guess how many people are in these crowds. but by my estimation, there's at least 20,000 people here, maybe more. this gathering organized by the mqm, a political party that's already fiercely anti-taliban. they believe the taliban poses an immediate danger to pakistan and point to the attack on malala. messages for mahalia, saying our prayers with with you. and a banner that spans 20 football fields where demonstrators are writing get well wishes. obviously a lot of support here for this 14-year-old human rights activist. but here is what else you're seeing, intense outrage and anger aimed at the taliban. >> i want to crush the people who killed -- who tried to kill mahalia. >> reporter: you want to crush the taliban? >> of course. they should take necessary action. >> we are praying for her. >> reporter: it's that type of anger many here say could be a turnin
girls have a right to education. the taliban accused her of quote western thinking. elizabeth palmer reports from islamabad. >> reporter: malala yousufzai is on a ventilator at the moment and she's still one sedation according to the pakistani military spokesman. she's in an army hospital. her condition is said to be stable and her surgical team says that at the moment there's no plan to move her abroad for more specialist treatment. malala yousufzai's shooting last week by taliban extremists in her home town near the afghan border has shocked the country. just 14 years old, she and two classmates also injured but less seriously were attacked after gunmen stopped their school bus. the girls say the men were specifically after malala yousufzai. it's no surprise. since 2009 defying local taliban edicts she's been a fearless campaigner for pakistani girls right to an education. unusually even some of the most conservative religious figures in pakistan have condemned the shooting. one group of clerics even issued a fatwa, specifically saying islam approves of women seeking knowledge. pak
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